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Guitar Fool
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Just a pawn in someone else's game
Mar 16th, 2015 11:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

ya know... something else... if you look real close where the pickup up case should be numbered, there appears to be some writing that is very faint, almost invisible, as if someone tried to erase over or cover up what was written....

I don't see anything else...

glad I'm not a strat guy or I might be tempted to fall for it...;-0

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Mar 17th, 2015 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Okay, here we go...

When he makes this statement...

"These particular sets are final production PROTOTYPES used by Fender Custom Shop to approve the Limited Edition production"

The dates on the pickups themselves indicates that these two sets were wound near the END of the entire production lot. So they cannot be "final production PROTOTYPES" as he says.

At the same time, they do appear to be entirely authentic in every other way. But the lack of a production number might take some of the collectable value away from them.

It's more likely that Mike Eldred, or whomever at Fender, wanted 300 sets and Abby wound 302 just in case there were some rejects. And then there were no rejects. I would be much more inclined to believe that story.

The other small and almost insignificant mistake I found was that he listed the DC Resistance values backwards. The Neck pickup value is really the bridge pickup value and vice versa.

(This message was last edited by SMark at 10:05 PM, Mar 17th, 2015)

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Mar 17th, 2015 07:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And of course, when one seller shows up with a huge selling price, there are always more ready to cash-in on it themselves...

The Abby Gold Rush Continues...

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Mar 17th, 2015 07:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

;^)

And Continues...

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Mar 17th, 2015 08:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

:^)


Again... NONE of these belong to me.

AND CONTINUES!!!!

Guitar Fool
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Mar 18th, 2015 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

hmm... different sellers, but both out of Arizona....

i can't imagine what these things will sell for 30 years from now...

like the PAF's from 40 years ago.

shoot I just paid 700 bills for a set of original Wide Range humbuckers.....
all things considered, I think that's a bargain...

Guitar Fool
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Mar 18th, 2015 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

again... im not a strat guy but I appreciate the education..

thanks

MikeEC
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Mar 18th, 2015 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow, those prices are insane.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Mar 18th, 2015 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, they are a bit off the map IMO. A collector might jump at one of the unused sets, but I'm sure the price would still be negotiated.

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Mar 19th, 2015 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Number 4 of 300 is my old set. I sold it for $700.00 a few years back.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Mar 20th, 2015 04:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, it's fun to watch these sets coming back around again. These sets really need to be played. They are such good sounding pups...

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Mar 23rd, 2015 07:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To rich for my blut!

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Mar 23rd, 2015 07:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

12 hours left and both sets are still available. So the seller reduces the price to $1,200...

Now On Sale!

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Bill~~~
Mar 25th, 2015 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Yeah, it's fun to watch these sets coming back around again."

Yep.

I still have several sets custom wound and signed by Abby in my Fenders but the master wound series was not what I was looking for.

I still think that the $1500.00 asking price (or even $1200.00) is a bit on the high side.

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Apr 2nd, 2015 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can afford Rumpelstiltskin copies.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Dec 22nd, 2017 11:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought myself a new set of Abby's, for no other reason except that the price was right. Although it first caught my attention because the bridge pickup had a red dot, but the neck pickup had no blue dot. So I thought it might be close to a Custom 54 set. This set is from 2010 and was described as a "Vintage 60's" set as well as a "69 Custom Shop" set. While the pickups are loaded in a 60's style pickguard, that's about as 60's as it gets. They are wound with formvar with black flatwork, with the neck and middle pickups measuring 5.9k, and the middle pickup being RWRP. The bridge pickup is stronger at 6.8k. Not quite as strong as the Abby Red Hot, and a bit too strong to be a Custom 54 bridge pickup, though the neck and middle are right on.

Now to decide which Strat to test them out in...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/253310655440

(This message was last edited by SMark at 01:48 AM, Dec 23rd, 2017)

Mick Reid
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Dec 23rd, 2017 01:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Those pickups cost more than my last guitar purchase... (insert embarrassed emoji here)

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Jan 8th, 2018 01:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Remember when we used to have fun picking out the fake Abbys?

Okay, check out this set and let me know what you think...

Real or Fake?

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Jan 8th, 2018 08:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just cause its Fleabay, I;d say 'No'

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Jan 8th, 2018 10:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, those are easily the worst looking fake Abbys I have ever seen. To begin with, the signatures are terrible. And separate from that, they don't even look like Fender pickups. I wonder if the seller himself was duped, or if he himself is responsible for the crime...

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